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>>> the cabinet reshuffle continues, and next in the hot seat, jack lew. it is wednesday, january 9th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, "rolling stones" eric bates, heather mcgee, former traveling press secretary for the obama campaign jen psaki, and the effortlessly elegant msnbc contributor jonathan capehart of "the washington post." at a time of great fiscal uncertainty and belt tightening, president obama is poised to nominate as the next treasury secretary a man who brings his lunch to work every day, a cheese sandwich and apple to be precise, president obama will reportedly tap jack lew tomorrow to replace timothy geithner. lew would take over on the eve of another debt ceiling battle. in round one during the summer of 2011, boehner's top staffer called lew's debt ceiling negotiations disrespectful and dismissive. according to david plouffe, that is because jack knows the numbers and republicans couldn't pull a fast one. two names are being floated to replace lew, dennis mcdonagh, currently his deputy national security adviser and ron klain. but the latest cabinet nomi
? >> not that i'm aware of. >> that is jack lew, the president's nominee for treasury secretary. what we know about him besides that weird looking signature? >>> and does president obama need a binderful of women or is that overblown? tweet me @thomasroberts. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. joi
addition to the cabinet, later today, the president nominate jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. the president plans a big fight over the budget. lew is the fourth man picked from the budget. hilda solis is an hispanic female elevating the debate over a black president and in her circle. >> this president has made two appointments to the supreme court. both of them women. and i think that this commitment to -- >> is that -- >> well, i think the record speaks for itself. >> for this president with his particular history and also given all the campaign rhetoric about diversity, with every administration, regardless of which administration it is, we hope that we have the more diverse cabinet, that, again, reflects america. >> it's a guy's club. he has guys, you know, they go golfing with him. these got guys playing basketball with him. women have complained quietly about being excluded at the white house since 2009. >> we're talking about a couple of cabinet positions that are being filled. and why don't you name -- and it's not just gender. but it's the exact momen
>>> there's jack lew's signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> i mean, is this even a signature? or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief. and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal philosophy saying, quote, i describe budgets as tapestry. nation.s woven together, it >> i tried. still doesn't even look good. good morning and welcome to "way too early," the show that's proudly ranked just ahead of doctors at our penmanship class. we have a lot to talk about, including a white house meeting on gun control between vice president biden and leaders of the national rifle association. i'll tell you why the nra leaders walked away disappointed. plus, the pentagon tightens its belts ahead of possible cuts. >>> first, our top story at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. amid a national debate about guns and violence, a california teacher and a campus supervisor are being credited for heroic actions yesterday during yet another school shooting. it happened in taft, california, around the same time vice presi
. >>> president obama is now on his lookout for his next chief of staff after nominating jack lew to replace timothy geithner at the treasury department. the president called the move bittersweet but insisted his loss will be the nation's gain. >> over the years, he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties and forge principaled coprincipal -- principled compromises. jack has my trust. i know i'm not alone in that. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> during yesterday's announcement, both lew and president obama poked fun at the media attention surrounding his loopy signature. >> you've been a friend and colleague for many years. actually, decades. the american people are better off for your outstanding service. and you know, i thought i knew you pretty well, but it was only yesterday that i discovered we both share a common challenge with penmanship. >> i had never noticed jack's signature. when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to
will nominate his chief of staff jack lew as the next treasury secretary a little more than two hours from now. connell: joining us now is from the "wall street journal." >> he will be directing economic policy for the president and he's a long-time washington insider. he worked for tip o'neil. he worked for bill clinton. he's worked on the budget for president obama. [talking over each other] >> there is a revolving door there. he did go in 09 and he came out with a lot of money despite the fact that citi bank was limping along and had to be helped out by the government. dagen: when he worked just as one example in the clinton administration he was considered reasonable but not now. why? >> i think the big part of it is how he performed when he worked for president obama in the first term. but it's also i think most people expect him to be very much like an alter ego of the president. he subscribes to the ideas that the president has, that the big problem in this country is not how to create wealth, but how to redistribute it. that's really our challenge. just have to figure out how to get th
, jack lew. jack lew who has one thing in common with president obama's last three presidential nominations, john kerry, chuck hagel and john brennan they are all white males. does the president have a diversity problem? hey, we'll get into that. afterall, he is the first african-american president. but first the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though what more washington can do to force tv shows and movies to temper the violence. >>> as for yes
to be treasury secretary. barack obama yesterday it leaked out he was going to nominate jack lew to run the treasury department. he hasn't made the official announcement but it looks like jack lew is going to take that over which means we're going to get a new signature on our flat money. because you know, the treasury secretary has a signature. bill is checking to see if he has timothy geithner's autograph there on his dollar bills. >> bill: yes. >> peter: he's got a nice, neat little signature. timothy geithner. there is a whole hubbub now over jack lew's signature. are you ready america? to see that on your flat money. if you can't see it is just a squiggly line of a signature. it looks like someone has had too much to drink and tried to draw a caterpillar. >> that's something that someone could forge very easily. >> peter: it looks kind of like a war shock test. there's jack lew's signature right there. tell me what you see. i see a butterfly. that will be very interesting to see that on your money. >> bill: but it should be noted before he came treasury secretary, timothy geithner
on his chief of staff, jack lew, to fill the slot at treasury, being vacanted by secretary geithner. lew has gone before the full senate for confirmation more than once in the past four years. he hasn't gotten a no vote yet. and the president doesn't expect one now. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, "having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach the luxury of having somebody in almost any position and knowing he will do well." and i could not agree more. so i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> one thing lew may have to work on, though, if he gets the job, his signature. yes. this string of loops is actually jack lew's signature. and it's not a small thing, considering it would go on all the new dollar bills. that's the first one we would see. and frankly, a lot of currency over the next few years. >> jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible -- [ laughter ] -- in order to debase our currency, should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >> all kidding
. as we await the nomination of white house chief of staff jack lew to be the next treasury secretary the big announcement set for about two hours from now the spotlight now turning on mr. lew's signature. take a look, this is it. better get used to the loopy letters because they could show up on all of our paper money. outgoing treasury boss, jenna is cocking her head side ways to read it. jenna: i'm thinking all the different ways you could counterfeit that, right? jon: doesn't really say anything. treasury secretary boss tim geithner had to improve what his signature looked like. it was kind of scrawling too. in order to fit on the money he improved it. white house press secretary jay carney was asked about lew's hand writings and whether he is practicing his signature. koorney said, not that i'm aware of. jenna: you remember grade school where they give you lines to follow to practice your penmanship? jon: one would think. jenna: how is your penmanship? jon: i think it is readable, shows my name but my penmanship is pretty awful. jenna: we may need to do a close-up shot. jon: i do
personnel announcements, the president does. secondly, i would say that jack lew, who is the president's chief of staff, has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. >> that was press secretary day carney, punking the white house press corp, and not announcing that the president plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the ver
jack lew is expected to be nominated as secretary of treasury replacing timothy geithn geithner. underscoring a focus within the white house on the fiscal battles to come. including a showdown on the debt ceiling. look at his signature. here's what it would look like on its dollar bill. it makes my chicken scratch look good. >>> hilda solis announced that she's resigning. eric holder is staying on at least for now. also remaining on the job secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius. ray lahood the only republican in the cabinet hasn't signaled whether or not he's leaving this administration. >>> hill kri clinton will be stepping down from her post in the coming weeks. we're not going to call it retirement? >> retirement? >> i don't know if that's the word i would use. certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> the obama administration pushing back after a picture taken in the oval office, this image by the photographer was featured on the front page yesterday of the "new york times." a group of men meeting with president. with top positions
confidants, including jack lew, who has already held two top positions. >> i believe this man has been the architect of the obama budget policy. i believe it's very fundamentally wrong, and i do not believe he has been honest with the american people about it. >> several senate republicans have made it clear that jack lew will be a fight just as chuck hagel will be a fight, just as susan rice was a fight. the second problem for president obama is that so far his chosen bantd doesn't include any sisters, nor does it include any racial diversity. even members of his own party are expressing dismay. new york democrat charlie rangel called the lack of women embarrassing as hell and yesterday chairwoman of the congressional black caucus, marcia fudge wrote a letter urging the president to nominate two members of the cbc. bill, you are a former diverse member of the president's -- >> still diverse. >> yes. you remain diverse, though not sequestered at 1600 pennsylvania avenue, for which we are thankful. i wonder what you make about this contention that he is being too insular, a, in terms of
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conference. unfortunately, i don't like jack lew's record. he used to work for citi group. guess what happened after the bailout? he got a $950,000 bonus. there is some issues. the bigger substancive issues, what is his view on bank reregulation that has caused so much problems. yesterday, president obama was very clear on deregulation. watch. >> 21 times just this year, john mccain has said we need to deregulate the financial industry right at a time when we know that it's because of deregulation that wall street was able to engage in the kind of irresponsible actions that have caused this financial crisis. >> cenk: very clear but when jack lew was asked during his original confirmation for manager and budget, here's what he said about deregulation. >> my sense is as someone who has generally been familiar with these trends is that the problems in the financial industry preceded deregulation, but don't believe that deregulation was the proximate cause. >> cenk: that is preposterous. only a million% wrong. how could anybody think that deregulation didn't have to do with the destructio
says jack lew must never be secretary of the treasury. january none bream is at the white house. why? >> well, shepard, he, like many other republicans on the hill say that lew is the wrong man for the job because they call him a big government liberal. someone who has blocked them at every turn when they have tried to pass more spending cuts essentially. you know it's a very sore topic here in washington. you mentioned that sessions is the top republican on the budget committee. he told me today that two years ago when lew testified he lied. those were session's words. here is a bit more of what he had to say. >> we just can't have somebody who can't acknowledge, can't look the american people in the eye and tell them the truth about our financial condition. >> following lew's formal nomination here at the white house a number of other republican senators sent out reactions saying they are going to have an open mind. they will listen through the vetting process in the senate. most of them are inclined at this point to vote no. shep? >> shepard: much of the word we are getting this i
chief of staff, jack lew, to be the new secretary of the treasury. he will be a key player in the coming battles over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. lew previously served as budget director, and he was an executive with the banking giant citigroup. now, any idea what this is? you could be seeing a lot of it. it is jack lew's signature which would appear on the bills in your pocket just like that unless he takes a penmanship lesson from tim geithner, whose signature looked like this until he became treasury secretary and made it legible. secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters today that she is thrilled to be back at work, but she said it is bittersweet because she will soon be stepping down. the secretary said she wouldn't call it retirement, just stepping off the very fast track for a little while. we'll tell you why some of baseball's biggest stars didn't make the hall of fame today. an interview on the lance armstrong investigation is making news. did the cyclist try to buy his way out of a doping investigation? and what could be the worst wildfire in the wor
. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> as expected this afternoon, president obama tapped jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. lew, a man i believe of good and strong values, currently is the president's white house chief of staff. before that he was director of the office of management and budget. the president urged congress to confirm him quickly. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well, and i could not agree more. >> that man standing there, jack lew, looks exactly the same when he was 25 years old working next to me in tip o'neill's office, exactly the same. i don't believe it. lew's nomination signals the president is putting on the upcoming budget battles with congress. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] the more you lose, the more you lose because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the
position and knowing he will do well. >> but right on cue, here comes the republican outrage. jack lew must never become the secretary to the president. >> i've got a news flash for republicans. that's called being chief of staff. of course jack lew served the president. of course he's in the inner circle. that was his job. he was chief of staff. but this is now the gop's default reaction. opposed to everything the president does, no matter what it is. joining me now is joan walsh, editor at large of salon.com and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell now an nbc news analyst. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend al. >> governor, is this the best the gop's got? just don't do whatever? is the strategy going to succeed? >> first of all, it's pathetic. the american people understand traditionally, a president gets to the point he thinks the people will best serve him in the country. the only way they should be confirmed is if there's something in their background that's criminal. something in their background that's irresponsible. but jaek lew has been a good public s
for the frying pan tonight. >> cenk: jack lew. >> jennifer: oh, i see you're going to fry him. he's not a guest. >> cenk: no. >> jennifer: cenk, cenk, cenk, honestly he's good guy. >> cenk: we're going to talk to william black one of the regulators on the s & l crisis. he thinks jack lew having worked for the banks is a significant issue. we'll talk about that. i want to talk about progressive victories as well, and victory after victory is the gay rights groups, which is great. they had an anti-gay pass taken out of the inauguration. how did they do it? i think a lot of progressives can learn from the gay rights movement. and then the press conference on guns control was interrupted by a gun shooting. >> jennifer: yes, i'm interested in the pastor who was pulled out. it's interesting how it was phrased, he decided to pull himself out but there is a lot going on behind the scenes and that's what you're looking at. >> cenk: absolutely. anyone who withdraws oh, i didn't want to cause a distraction, but normally it's the progressives who is withdrawing. how do progressives get that victory? we hav
unquote correct what they believe is distorted historical context. >>> everyone is talking about jack lew's loopy signature. >> i never noticed jack's signature and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter ledgible in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >> and if you read only one thing this morning, if you never thought you would communicate with a friar, the largest group wants to prove you wrong. you've got to see how they are accepting prayer requests these days. it's up on our facebook page at faceboo faceboo facebook/jansingco. ♪ ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! this reduced sodium soup says it may help
. >>> finally, the late night comedians weigh in on jack lew getting nominated for secretary of the treasury. well, mostly his signature. >> there are big problems with this guy. >> many republicans really just don't get along with this guy. they don't agree with his philosophy. they think he's really hard to deal with in negotiations. >> no, no, no, jimmy, none of that, no, jimmy, no. no, we're talking about the big problem. >> there is jack lew's signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> our money should have nothing ridiculous on it, just old men in wigs and pyramids with eyes. i even, is this even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? >> hey, lew, here is a tip, stop signing all your checks on the tea cup ride at disney world. the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing. >>> up next, president obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house and one thing is clear, we're getting out of afghanistan and we're getting out sooner rather than later. and you're wa
of staff jack lew is confirmed to the post. well today, at his nomination, lew admitted to being challenged in penmanship, and the president rubbed it in. >> i'd never noticed jack's signature. and -- and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding my offer to appoint him. jack assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible. in order not to debase our currency should he be confirmed as secretary of the treasury. >>> and also tonight, we want you to listen to a song that could save your life or maybe at least the bumper on your car. here it is. ♪ hold me closer tiny dancer ♪ count the headlights on the highway ♪ >> it is, of course, elton john's "tiny dancer." but did you know there is new research out of london tonight that says you may be safer in your car if you play this song while you're driving? apparently the tempo of this song slows the human heartbeat down to 60 beats a minute. so you relax and ease up on the gas pedal. who knew? >>> and if you see something buzzing out there for our "instant index," be sure to tweet it to
chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus during his tha time. he is going to replace tim geithner. >> if confirmed i look forward to joining the treasury department whose people are legendary with skill knowledge. >> lew became president obama's chief of staff last year and has a reputation of a tough bargainer but republicans say he has been too unyielding in past negotiations. >> it nearly fell through because of lew's signature. you can see it. that signature would appear on all u.s. paper money if he is confirmed. president obama said he never noticed it at before, he quote, considered rescinding the offer. he says he will try to improve his handwriting. >> do they still teach penmanship? >> sleeping pills that millions of americans use. >> plus, this animal has caused a lot of frantic 911 calls. is it a baby lion or a dog? we'll introduce you to him up next. >> and i'm sandhya patel. skies are clearing out. the chill is moving in. get ready for a freezing cold night. freeze warnings and frost advisories coming
for treasury secretary, white house chief of staff jack lew. the president said lew is a master of policy who can work with members of both parties. and about lew's now famous signature, which would appear on the bills in your pocket, the president said that lew has promised him to make at least one letter legible in order to "not debase our currency," the president said. the president is getting some criticism today for not naming more women to his cabinet. and after this white house photograph appeared in the newspaper, showing the presidentth meeting with top aides, all but one of them men, the white house quickly put out another photograph of the president with senior advisors, including three women. with a little perspective on the president's cabinet picks, we turn to our political director john dickerson. john, what do you make of it? >> reporter: well, scott, there are a series of critiques here. some of the president's political allies think that he should acknowledge in his staff selections that he won re-election with the votes of women and minorities. other critics have pointed ou
formally nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. as the second-term churn gets under way now. though it looked for a time like the president might nominate susan rice to be his next secretary of state, when that didn't happen, this latest wave of nominees appear to have something in common. and as nbc's andrea mitchell reports tonight, people are noticing. >> reporter: it is the white house photo that could be called all the president's men. adviser valerie jarrett is there, we're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually interesting there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of the two deputies, nancy ann de parcel, a harvard lawyer, is leaving next week. epa administrator, lisa jackson. so is labor s
soon to be an announcement, jack lew chief of staff to president obama will be replacing timothy geithner and today, my colleague and i were reporting on a story where wall street's pretty much fine with that although they view geithner as something of an ally and lew as something of an unknown to geithner they feel that overall policy is going to be the same. lew and geithner were pretty much toeing the same line debt ceiling and budget negotiation including the fiscal cliff that happened. >> greta: the irony of opening the door to your new office and finding an office full of manure because the other guy left is fascinating. eric, thank you. >> thanks a lot. >> greta: a video that everybody is talking about a dream wedding in a hot air balloon takes a surprising and scary turn. the bride and groom just exchanged wedding vows over the skies in san diego, and the wind began to swing it back and forth like a pendulum, force it go to crash into a fence in the neighborhood. the bride and groom are uniphased and now on their honeymoon. that's what you call a wedding video. and coming
this signature on the paper dollar. douglas dillon. now that jack lew is to succeed, the problem is this. the squirrely signature. it's going to show on the paper money if he's confirmed. offered up some comparisons to his signature. the crazy straw you get at six flags. a slip of paper you used to test out pens in office max. and a classic. the hair of peanuts character sally brown. there it is too. >>> up next, can anyone save the republican party from itself? the answer may be on the cover of the new "time" magazine. there it is. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every
this morning bloomberg is reporting that president obama plans to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. he would be replacing timothy geithner who has made it clear he plans to step down by the end of january. lew twice has been the director of the office -- excuse me, the office of management and budget. did his bit on wall street as managing director of citigroup. easier to be than say apparently. if selected and confirmed lew has the task of taking on raising the debt ceiling. we're back after the break. commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪
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